Saturday, May 10, 2008

Referral Day

One year ago today we saw Anika's face for the first time. We knew that we were finally near the top of the waiting list for an infant girl. We had been officially waiting since Jan. There is something very surreal about the phone call where you first learn about your baby. It was the same with Alex. I have the notes that I took for both of them and I can hardly read them I was shaking so badly both times. I remember waiting for the email to come with Anika's pictures. What a rush of emotions opening the email and seeing this.....



I can't put it in words the way I wish I could but I just want to say with both kids I just "knew" they were my babies. It has been a hard year but one that I would live again to have Anika with us. We are really blessed to have both kids and I think all the time about the families that are still waiting.

7 comments:

Donna said...

Happy referral day! Before we got our referral, I wondered what it would be like to "meet" our child via an e-mail picture. But when I opened Austin and Logan's attachemnt, I too - KNEW that they were my children. Isn't God amazing that way!

Steph said...

YAY!!! Oh, I remember that day and it is soooo surreal! I also had that same feeling of "knowing" Eli was our son. It is unexplainable and something much bigger than ourselves. Amazing!

Bobbi said...

Happy referal-versary. THey are such special days aren't they??

She was and still is a beauty.

Happy Mother's Day

Victoria & Joe said...

I so know what you mean.. and your right about just knowing... nothing that can be explained... Hope you had a great mothers day

Frances said...

I remember the day I first saw Rosalie's picture. It is truly amazing and divine...a gift from God. It is hard to describe the feeling of knowing this was all meant to be...

K Leclercq said...

Happy referral day! It is truly amazing that all of us found our way to the child that was meant to be ours forever!

Nikki & Jeff said...

Oh I love your story! I remember the feeling when I first saw Josiah's pic when he was 3 days old, but I didn't accept his referral until 4 months later, in June! Deep inside, I just knew.. and now he's at home with us. Good story and great idea... check back in June, I'll post our story :)